Thursday, May 12, 2005
Manifesto vs. Interview
the manifesto is more efficient than an interview, in terms of relevant information transmission
A manifesto is a list of revolutionary points, assertions, truths, marching orders.
An interview is a dreary boring recitation of irrelevant factoids about a person's life, opinions, and other mundane trivia which would sink an information-based blog.
Blogs are for revolution of society.
Not revelation of personal trivia.
If you wish to entertain, by all means conduct interviews.
If you wish to transform society, by all means issue manifestoes on every topic of importance to you.
Short interviews that focus on a single topic are highly effective, especially when the interviewed is a popular or famously enigmatic figure.
But manifestoes are memorable, memorizable, and meme-generating.
Stick with the manifesto.
A manifesto like this, or elaborate, like Luther's 99 Theses.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate aka Leopold the Told
Now...what do YOU think?
Do you love reading interviews?
Do you enjoy reading mundane personal trivia?
Beyond a person's business insights, ethics, strategy, philosophy, relevant anecdotes, favorite books, favorite music, favorite blogs, what more do we really want to, or need to, know?
Aren't manifestoes more aggressive, challenging, activistic?
Email me your comment, your opinion, and I'll post it here.
Posted by steven edward streight at 5/12/2005 11:49:00 AM